Originally Posted by Misspris
Artist by Accident, i think that is a great tip to add a dab of fresh paint on the old. I will defiantly give that a go.
Can you tell me what is was about the turner paint you didnít care for. I am swooning over Schmincke, but right now I donít believe I am at a stage in my learning process that it warrants such high quality (and price), Iím afraid I would just waste it un subpar paintings. I was hoping Turner would fit the bill for a cheaper priced artist quality brand.
As I said, I only have one tube of the Turner and it was so runny that it practically spurted out of the tube. Like, David said too, some of the colors aren't that lightfast.
I totally understand the need for affordable gouache when you're just starting out and I also recommend the DaVinci for decent quality at a much lower cost. Old Tex, who used to post here, uses & recommends them and he puts out some awesome paintings. However, while quality paint is
easier to work with, it's the artist who ultimately makes the art. I recommend just practicing with whatever paint you can afford and replacing colors as you use them up with a similar color in artist quality paint. Just check the pigments and lightfastness of any color and brand.
Also, don't be afraid to 'waste' paint as you won't learn without painting and painting takes paint. You'll eventually learn how much to put out at a time to avoid using more than you need.
Hope to see more of your work as your doll was really good and you should keep on with gouache if it interests you!